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August 29, 2014

Larger Catechism, #86

The Larger Catechism Question 86  86. Q. What is the communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible church enjoy immediately after death? A. The communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible church enjoy immediately after death is, in that their souls are then made perfect in holiness,[371] […]

August 16, 2014

Larger Catechism, #93

The Larger Catechism Question 93  93. Q. What is the moral law? A. The moral law is the declaration of the will of God to mankind, directing and binding every one to personal, perfect, and perpetual conformity and obedience thereunto, in the frame and disposition of the whole man, soul and body,[399] and in performance […]

August 15, 2014

Larger Catechism, #91-92

The Larger Catechism Questions 91-92 91. Q. What is the duty which God requireth of man? A. The duty which God requireth man, is obedience to his revealed will.[397] 92. Q. What did God at first reveal unto man as the rule of his obedience? A. The rule of obedience revealed to Adam in the […]

August 4, 2013

Larger Catechism, #79

The Larger Catechism Question 79 79.       Q. May not true believers, by reason of their imperfections, and the many temptations and sins they are overtaken with, fall away from the state of grace? A. True believers, by reason of the unchangeable love of God,[342] and his decree and covenant to give them perseverance,[343] their inseparable […]

May 10, 2013

Larger Catechism, #78

The Larger Catechism Question 78 78.       Q. Whence ariseth the imperfection of sanctification in believers? A. The imperfection of sanctification in believers ariseth from the remnants of sin abiding in every part of them, and the perpetual lustings of the flesh against the spirit; whereby they are often foiled with temptations, and fall into many […]

February 17, 2013

Larger Catechism, #77

The Larger Catechism Question 77 77.       Q. Wherein do justification and sanctification differ? A. Although sanctification be inseparably joined with justification,[330] yet they differ, in that God in justification imputeth the righteousness of Christ;[331] in sanctification of his Spirit infuseth grace, and enableth to the exercise thereof;[332] in the former, sin is pardoned;[333] in the […]

June 9, 2012

The Larger Catechism 195, Lead us not into Temptation, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Question 195   195.     Q. What do we pray for in the sixth petition? A. In the sixth petition, (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,[1273]) acknowledging, that the most wise, righteous, and gracious God, for divers holy and just ends, may so order things, that […]

May 17, 2012

Larger Catechism 194, Forgiving Others, pt. 2

The Larger Catechism Question 194 (pt. 2) 194.     Q. What do we pray for in the fifth petition? … As we forgive This phrase (as we forgive our debtors) can raise some interesting questions. The way the Larger Catechism interprets it is the following: “which we are the rather emboldened to ask, and encouraged to […]

May 15, 2012

Larger Catechism 194, Forgiveness, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Question 194 194.     Q. What do we pray for in the fifth petition? A. In the fifth petition, (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,[1265]) acknowledging, that we and all others are guilty both of original and actual sin, and thereby become debtors to the justice of God; […]

February 19, 2012

Larger Catechism 193, Daily Bread

Larger Catechism 193ab Use the above link to download the pdf version of the Larger Catechism lesson. The Larger Catechism Question 193   193.     Q. What do we pray for in the fourth petition? A. In the fourth petition, (which is, Give us this day our daily bread,[1253]) acknowledging, that in Adam, and by our […]

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